An important day for those in Lay Ministry Formation


On May 29, Bishop Dennis Sullivan presented certificates to the lay men and women who completed studies in the Camden Diocese’s Lay Ministry Formation Program and are now prepared to use their skills to build up the kingdom of God in South Jersey.

Thirteen individuals from the Level III CMIC (the Church Ministry Institute of Camden) classes, and 86 from its equivalent program for Spanish-speaking faithful IMEC (Instituto de Ministerio Eclesial), were recognized and honored during the Evening Prayer at the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua (Saint Mary of Mount Carmel Parish) in Hammonton. Their family, friends and parish leaders joined them in support and celebration.

Current students in the Lay Ministry Formation Program are undergoing studies at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; Georgian Court College, Lakewood, N.J. and the University of Dayton.

Men and women in the Camden Diocese’s Lay Ministry Formation Program hold their certificates while friends and family take photos during the Lay Ministry Evening Prayer Celebration at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Hammonton, on May 29. — Photo by Alan M. Dumoff